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Before baby arrived I had 32 months of breastfeeding under my breasts belt. I was fairly confident that feeding Max would go smoothly given my experience, but I still want and need helpful tools like a good breastfeeding pillow. The Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow is unique shaped pillow and it’s definitely helpful for new and experienced breastfeeding mamas alike. It should come as no surprise, really, given Simplisse‘s commitment to creating innovative products to support breastfeeding moms.

How Gia Works

  • Angled feeding may help digestion and reduce reflux and other feeding problems
  • Wider, flatter pillow surface helps prevent baby from rolling down
  • Patented, non-flat design positions baby at incline
  • Grows with your baby with virtually limitless positions
  • Quilted 100% Cotton, Anti-Bacterial and Stain-Resistant
  • Machine Wash & Dry/100% Cotton Shell
  • Use with or without cover

Using the Gia Breastfeeding Pillow

A few days after Max was born I realized that I had a much more comfortable latch on one side compared to the other. I had a sore cracked nipple on only that one side and it became clear that it was because of the angle the baby was laying. I had a light bulb moment and realized it was the perfect reason to use the Gia Breastfeeding Pillow. I used it every time I nursed on the more awkward side (my right side is such a troublemaker!) and quickly noticed a more comfortable experience nursing on that side. No doubt the Gia helped baby Max and I achieve a better position which resulted in the correct latch.

The pillow is large and with wide C shape making it a good fit for moms of all shapes and sizes. The wider side of the pillow is also thicker so baby lays on the pillow at an angle. The angle is helpful to keep baby comfortable while feeding and to aid digestion. The angle also creates limitless positions for baby. For example, as baby grows you can flip the pillow and use the narrow side and still achieve a good fit. When baby is sitting, the varied angles also provide different options for propping baby in a seated position.

You can see the angle of the pillow in the picture below. Max’s head is on the thicker side so he’s laying with his head higher than his feet.

One great feature that we haven’t taken advantage of is that the entire pillow is machine washable. It is made of a material that doesn’t clump so the pillow will retain it’s shape. You can use the pillow with or without a pillow cover, and the covers are also obviously machine washable.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy… The Simplisse Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow is a great option for first time and experienced breastfeeding mamas. I love that the pillow is angled to aid mama in achieving the ideal position and to aid baby in digestion. For more information about how Gia is different from other nursing pillows, check out the Simplisse site dedicated to the Gia at www.lovemygia.com.

Or Not to Buy… The Gia is on the large size, which is convenient and helpful when nursing, but makes it impractical for travel or taking on the go.

Shop! The Simplisse Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow has a suggested retail price of $40 and is currently available from our affiliate Amazon for about $33. The optional (and cute) Pillow Cover is $20. Simplisse offers a complete line of products to support breastfeeding moms, including the innovative Simplisse Double Electric Breast Pump.

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Kate

Kate

Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 7, 5 and 2 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    Colette

    I really appreciate that the pillow is higher at one end than the other. This helps with proper positioning as well as a great help for babies prone to reflux episodes during feeding.

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    Colette

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    Tiffany Brown

    My favorite feature is definitely the angle! It would have been nice to use with my first son since he had reflux – I hope to curb the reflux problem with my new baby!

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    Christina Parker

    I like the shape and size of the pillow and that it’s higher on one end than the other. My current pillow is horrible and doesn’t work,

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    Pinky Sade

    I like that it grows with your baby with virtually limitless positions

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    Brandy

    My favorite and probably most important feature is that baby is lying higher at the head and lower at the feet– allowing better flow and no need to prop with pillows underneath like i have to with the Boppy!

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    tess

    the angled postion of course
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    Becky

    I love the fact that this pillow can wash in a washing machine and still retains the shape!

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    I love that the size is large, it’s easier around a big post-baby belly!

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    I love the slant to work perfectly with baby and mama

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    I like the pillow because of the angled design

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